Employment Opportunity


Forensic Morgue Technician

Institute of Forensic Sciences, Houston, Texas

Salary: $19.88 Hourly

Final Filing Date: June 24, 2021

Under general supervision the Forensic Morgue Technician assist pathologists with forensic post-mortem examinations to include collection of toxicological specimens, evisceration, and preservation of legal specimens and clothing in accordance with instructions delegated by standard operating procedures.

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Duties:

  • Responds to emergency/disaster situations and functions as essential personnel during emergency operations.
  • Assist pathologists with forensic post-mortem examinations to include collection of toxicological specimens, evisceration, and preservation of legal specimens and clothing in accordance with instructions delegated by standard operating procedures.
  • Performs x-rays as needed for forensic studies.
  • Works the morgue control desk as needed to include releasing decedents and personal property to establishments bearing authority from next of kin.
  • Accepts, preserves and is accountable for clothing, property and valuables belonging to decedents.
  • Records and reconciles decedent inventory on a daily basis.
  • Maintains the safety, sanitation and custodial conditions of the morgue.
  • Participates in special studies of the morgue as directed by the Director of Morgue & Histology Services.
  • Provides assistance to other Medical Examiner staff as needed or requested by the Director of Morgue & Histology Services or Morgue Services Supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Requirements
  • Must take the HRRM "Clerical Skills Test" and score a minimum of 85% with a typing speed of 30 WPM and 90% accuracy.
  • Associate of Arts/ Science degree or equivalent (60 college hours) from an accredited college or university in Biological Sciences, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Physical Anthropology, or a related field.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Must maintain the confidentiality and integrity of applicable information.
  • Basic computer skills to include standard Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must maintain a valid Driver's License for the duration of employment.
  • This position will have exposure to blood / bloodborne pathogens.
Physical and Environmental Requirements:
  • Physical strength to move and lift decedents weighing over 200 pounds from stretcher to autopsy table and storage using acceptable techniques.
  • Must possess the ability to physically and psychologically work with death and human remains in various stages of decomposition, disease, and trauma.
  • Requires a full range of motion and finger dexterity for grasping, holding, and pushing to handle a variety of tools for evisceration and suturing of decedents.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and tolerate unpleasant odors from decomposed decedents.
Preferences
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

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